Jo Hepplewhite

Creative Writing lecturer

Based in
Balham, London, United Kingdom
Also teaches in Balham Bowls Club, London SW12 8QX, more London venues opening in 2010, Ramsden Rd

Rates: £125.00 for a 5 week 15 hour course, reading/mentoring by arrangement


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Jo Hepplewhite left the not-so-grim north - Harrogate - for the effete south – Bristol - to gain a BA Hons Degree in Drama and French at the University. She then pursued a career in television, working as a producer and director, principally in the children’s sector. Her first writing job was voice-overs for the World Disco Dancing Championships. She became an expert in writing scripts for presenters and has put words into the mouths of such luminaries as Ant and Dec, Emma Freud, Ortis Deeley, Gareth Jones and a couple of android glove puppets called Droib and Dreeb. Now a teacher, she is English Language Tutor at the University for the Creative Arts, and has taught on building sites, in care homes and in HMP Belmarsh. She also edited a collection of writing on domestic violence, Stand in Love, by a group of women survivors. She is a member of The Hal Theatre Company and produced and acted in Rough Cut at Riverside Studios and most recently appeared in Headlands at The Junction Theatre, Cambridge. She is currently producing an animated film version of Oscar Wilde’s The Happy Prince. Jo’s star sign is Sagittarius, her hobby is deconstructing crap movies and her favourite food is – Oops - forgot to shop!

Jo Hepplewhite BA Hons is an associate of the Institute for Learning and a member of the National Association of Writers in Education.

Group Classes

Chalk the Sun: Creative Writing Courses

You can develop your talent in a small group, with a supportive atmosphere and comfy chairs, next door to a bar. You will have the opportunity to

• learn new techniques
• hone your writing skills
• experiment with new ideas and rework old ones
• sustain commitment to your writing
• edit, discuss and review your work
• prepare for publication

There will be a series of courses. Each course consists of five 3-hour classes and explores a specific aspect of writing, so you can select one or more according to your requirements.

You will be expected to write regularly, complete assignments both in and out of class, share your work and give constructive feedback to others. You will benefit from input from two professional writers and will receive one detailed written critique during the course, plus email support.

So, keep your New Year’s resolution, reactivate your creativity and revitalise your old stories.

Course 1 16th January – 13th February 2010, 1.00 – 4.00pm
Toolbox
Scene setting and description, voice and viewpoint, character and dialogue, concretising and sequencing – get your basic equipment sorted

Course 2 27th February – 27th March 2010. 1.00 – 4.00pm
Story Boot Camp
Engaging openings, riveting developments, killer endings, plus plot points, twists and hooks – by week 5 your short story will be completed

Course 3 24th April – 22nd May 2010. 1.00 – 4.00pm.
Upping the Ante
Genre, editing, subplot and subtext, suspense and tension – polish your product

Course 4 12th June – 10th July 2010. 1.00 – 4.00pm
Casting your Net
Planning and research, using your off cuts, adapting your work for other media, starting your novel - launch yourself on the bigger project

It's a: 
masterclass
Venue: 
Balham Bowls
Location: 
Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8QX, Lndon, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturdays rom 16th January 1 - 4 pm
Rates: 
£125.00 per five week course

Chalk the Sun: Creative Writing Courses

You can develop your talent in a small group, with a supportive atmosphere and comfy chairs, next door to a bar. You will have the opportunity to

• learn new techniques
• hone your writing skills
• experiment with new ideas and rework old ones
• sustain commitment to your writing
• edit, discuss and review your work
• prepare for publication

There will be a series of courses. Each course consists of five 3-hour classes and explores a specific aspect of writing, so you can select one or more according to your requirements.

You will be expected to write regularly, complete assignments both in and out of class, share your work and give constructive feedback to others. You will benefit from input from two professional writers and will receive one detailed written critique during the course, plus email support.

So, keep your New Year’s resolution, reactivate your creativity and revitalise your old stories.

Course 1 16th January – 13th February 2010, 1.00 – 4.00pm
Toolbox
Scene setting and description, voice and viewpoint, character and dialogue, concretising and sequencing – get your basic equipment sorted

Course 2 27th February – 27th March 2010. 1.00 – 4.00pm
Story Boot Camp
Engaging openings, riveting developments, killer endings, plus plot points, twists and hooks – by week 5 your short story will be completed

Course 3 24th April – 22nd May 2010. 1.00 – 4.00pm.
Upping the Ante
Genre, editing, subplot and subtext, suspense and tension – polish your product

Course 4 12th June – 10th July 2010. 1.00 – 4.00pm
Casting your Net
Planning and research, using your off cuts, adapting your work for other media, starting your novel - launch yourself on the bigger project

It's a: 
masterclass
Venue: 
Balham Bowls
Location: 
Ramsden Rd, London SW12 8QX, Lndon, United Kingdom
Date and time: 
Saturdays rom 16th January 1 - 4 pm
Rates: 
£125.00 per five week course

Services

Aimed at: Beginner and Advanced.

THE SMALL PRINT

Refund Policy: If you cancel in writing/email within 28 days of the course starting date you will receive a full refund of your fee minus £10.00 administrative costs. Cancellations within less than 28 days will only receive a refund in exceptional circumstances.


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